"Fiery anthems and tumultuous confessional songs punctuated with raw, inspired guitar." --USA TODAY
Award-winning New Orleans guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Anders Osborne, touring in support of his powerful new Alligator Records CD, PEACE, will give a special solo acoustic performance at SPACE in Evanston on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. New Orleans' Gambit Weekly recently honored Osborne as the Entertainer Of The Year. OffBeat magazine awarded him with three 2012 Best Of The Beat Awards. Osborne was named the Crescent City's Best Guitarist for the third year in a row, and also named him the Best Songwriter for the second straight year. In addition, he won Song Of The Year 2012 for Louisiana Gold, from 2012's Black Eye Galaxy CD. Concert information is as follows:
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Address: 1245 Chicago Avenue
City: Evanston, IL
Ticket price: $24-$46
*See website for detailed ticket information
With PEACE, Osborne continues the journey started by his previous Alligator Records releases, American Patchwork and Black Eye Galaxy, emerging from a whirlwind of emotional chaos and moving toward a sense of inner peace.
Recorded in Louisiana and produced by Osborne and Warren Riker, PEACE looks at the title subject from all angles. According to Osborne, " PEACE is light from darkness. I'm writing from a brighter perspective. There's less dusk and dark, and much more sunlight. The results are greater than I expected. The driving tones and sounds are free and natural. This is one of the coolest records I've ever made."
Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans' Anders Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him "the poet laureate of Louisiana's fertile roots music scene."
According to The New Orleans Times Picayune, Osborne's music is "rich and glorious ∑Osborne wields a guitar with the precision of a surgeon and the ardor of a lover. Possessing a voice that rises out of the darkness to the light of a soulful, tremulous wail, he is a consummate shaman, bending successive moments to suit his majestic purposes. Osborne seeks an epic quality to much of his music, crafting layer upon layer of hugely scaled soundscapes. Never lazily derivative, every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric, seems to come from an authentic place."
Since the release of his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, his 2012 follow-up, Black Eye Galaxy, and his critically acclaimed 2013 EP, Three Free Amigos, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his road-tested trio, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. He's appeared on Galactic's Ya-Ka-May album, and in 2011 produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito.